Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... (UK one-sheet)
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Did You Know?
First major film appearance of actress Bo Derek
in a main role. Bo was cast in the film at the suggestion of then husband John Derek
who had been previously married to both Linda Evans
and Ursula Andress
. Bo was twenty-two years of age when she appeared in this movie having previously had a small part in the movie Orca
(1977). Bo had been most well-known at the time for an erotic poster where she was seen at the beach kneeling in the surf which had sold over half a million copies. When Bo auditioned for 10
(1979), Blake Edwards
recounted, "Her first words, when she came in to read for us, were: 'I'm sorry about wasting your time...Meanwhile, [co-producer] 'Tony Adams' and I were crossing our fingers and praying: 'Let her be able to act - please let her be able to act!". See more
Jenny has been on the beach the whole day, wearing a swimsuit. But when she's seen in the hotel room later, she has no tan lines on her body. See more
You better take it easy. Pain pills and alcohol don't mix.
You could have fooled me.
When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy
I Have an Ear for Love
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Max Showalter
(uncredited) See more